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AAUW Book Sale Takes A Community

"We are so proud of the fact that our annual book sale is truly a community affair," said this year's book sale chair Pinkie Byrd. Nothing exemplifies that community spirit more than local attorney Ma...

 

Healthy Feet And Skin Brushing Workshops

Join the Silvermont Senior Center on Wednesday, June 13, or Wednesday, June 27, from 2:30-3:20 p.m., for a unique workshop for healthy feet and skin brushing activity. The workshops are identical. Carol Gerson will demonstrate ways to achieve...

 

Historical Society Resumes Speaker Series June 10

The Transylvania County Historical Society once again offers its Sunday Speaker Series at the Allison-Deaver barn through September. On Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. “The World of Monarch Butterflies” will be presented by Joyce Pearsall. Pearsall,...

 

Rice Street Community Garden Celebrates 7th Year

On the evening of June 2, Rice Street Community Garden celebrated its seventh growing season by throwing a party at the fellowship hall of St. Philip's Episcopal Church. The Spring Fling 2018...

 

Picturing The Past: Historical Perspective Of Hogback Township

Hogback is one of eight townships in Transylvania County. It covers approximately 60 square miles in the southwestern potion of the county. The area is bordered by Jackson County to the west and...

 

Castro Receives Rotary's Highest Honor

Joe Castro, Rotary Club of Pisgah Forest member, recently received Rotary International's highest honor, the Service Above Self Award. This honor recognizes Rotarians who demonstrate Rotary's motto,...

 

United Way's TRAIN Hosts Volunteer Fair For Agencies

United Way of Tran-sylvania County's TRAIN program and the Transyl-vania Public Library hosted a "Celebration of Volun-teers" on Monday, May 14, in the library's Rogow Room. Attendees toured the...

 

DAR's First Ladies Entertain Students

A talented troupe of the Waightstill Avery Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution recently entertained and educated Transylvania County fourth graders with a historically accurate skit entitl...

 

County 4-H'ers Qualify For State 4-H Horse Show

Two members of Transylvania County's Creekside Riders 4-H Club competed in the West District 4-H Horse Show at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center on May 6. Both Abigail Gant and Abigail...

 

VFW Auxiliary Awards Patriotic Art Winners

The VFW Auxiliary has a Young American Creative Patriotic Art Program that awards a scholarship on national level in the amount of $10,000. Each year high school students are asked to submit an entry...

 

Peggy Langa Recognized For 70 Years Of DAR Service

As a young woman living in Jersey City, N.J., Margaret "Peggy" Alma Fish decided that she wanted something to do. She was interested in joining a service organization. On Jan. 26, 1948, her...

 

Troop 703 Honors Veterans At Davidson River Cemetery

Scout Troop 703 and members of the Davidson River Board of Trustees placed 94 American flags at the graves of veterans buried at Davidson River Cemetery on Armed Forces Day. Armed Forces Day, which...

 

Sara Champion Receives The Liston B. Ramsey Award

The Transylvania County Democratic Party has announced that Sara Champion, chair of the Transylvania County Board of Elections, is the recipient of the Liston B. Ramsey Award for Democrat of the Year...

 

Jones Speaks At Democratic Women's Club Luncheon

"Defending Demo-cracy in North Carolina" was the resounding message and rallying cry at the Transylvania County Democratic Women's Club's May Luncheon this past Monday in the Rogow Room at the...

 

Grimm Receives Eagle Scout Award

Douglas Grimm, a member of BSA Troop 703 of Brevard, was awarded the Eagle Scout award on Sunday, May 6, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Grimm is a senior at Brevard High School from which he'll...

 

Reid, Crain Engagement Announced

Marty and Sarah Reid, of Cedar Mountain, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Blakely Lauren Reid, to Jerod Emmanuel Crain, son of Janet Crain and the late Doug Crain, of Rosman....

 

Master Gardener: To Prune Or Not To Prune, That Is The Question

By Jane M. Wheeless Master Gardener It is hard to miss the spectacular spring blooms appearing all over the county, as well as the large piles of branches and twigs at curbsides waiting to be picked up by the collection crew in Brevard. What these...

 

Habitat Showhouse Set For June 16

The 2018 Transylvania Habitat for Humanity Showhouse and Sale will be held Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Connestee Falls home of John and Barbara Walter, located at 1364 Salola La...

 

90th Birthday Celebration

Katherine Merrill Bradley celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, May 12, 2018, with her family and friends. Her children and grandchildren held a drop-in from 2 to 4 p.m. at her home in Little River....

 

AAUW Concludes Spring With Celebrations Of Its Educational Mission

The series of mission celebrations started off with two of the three Brevard College scholarship recipients coming to thank AAUW members for their scholarships. These two graduating seniors were...

 

Time To Celebrate Volunteers And Opportunities

Do you like to cook? Build things? Meet new people? Write newsletters? Encourage youth? Teach or learn new skills? Support seniors living independently? Share your technical expertise? Review grants?...

 

Unique Mother's Day Gift Idea

Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers and many more remarkable women often work tirelessly and without fanfare to provide for their families. Even though they may deserve to be recognized throughout the year, moms enjoy a special day nestled within the...

 

Master Gardener

When you think of an old-fashioned formal herb garden, it brings to mind small hedges clipped into a design like a knot. Another way to think of an herb garden is a kitchen garden which would include...

 

Get Ready To 'Eat Local Shop Local' For United Way

"Eat Local Shop Local," United Way of Transylvania County's annual focus on keeping things local, happens Saturday, May 12, this year. So far, 34 restaurants and retailers have committed to take part...

 

News of Organizations

Moms Demand Action The Transylvania Chapter of Moms Demand Action/Everytown For Gun Safety will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, May 6, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 24 Varsity St. in Brevard. The group will...

 

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